Jonny Blair in Vientiane

Things to see and do in Vientiane, Laos: A Top 5

I loved the relaxed charm of Vientiane in Laos. It’s got to be one of the less well known capital cities in the world. It was my first port of call when travelling in Laos (after arriving at the border point of Thanaleng) and I met up with a travel buddy there (Chaz – a Read more about Things to see and do in Vientiane, Laos: A Top 5[…]

Jonny Blair tubing in Vang Vieng Laos

How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!!

There are lessons to learn on our travels and no matter how much travel experience we have, we are always prone to make mistakes. So here is where travel went badly wrong for me, and I’m warning you to be careful too! I’m not proud of my horrendous time in the wonderful town of Vang Read more about How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!![…]

don det 4,000 islands Laos sunset

Backpacking in Laos: Si Phan Don, Don Det 4,000 Islands

The image that runs through your mind when you hear the words 4,000 islands is that it will be a place of tranquility and probable relaxation. I must admit that I hadn’t actually heard of the 4,000 Islands, or indeed Don Det until I ended up in Laos. Laos will never rank that highly with Read more about Backpacking in Laos: Si Phan Don, Don Det 4,000 Islands[…]

World Borders: How to get from Thailand to Laos (Nong Khai to Thanaleng)

I finally got round to visiting The People’s Democratic Republic of Laos this year, and did so by getting a train from Nong Khai in Thailand across the border. Given that I had crossed over 25 land borders on my travels before, I assumed this would be an easier one. It wasn’t quite…but anyway here’s Read more about World Borders: How to get from Thailand to Laos (Nong Khai to Thanaleng)[…]

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